Museum of Sydney

Hoda Afshar
Coming soon
Featured exhibition

Just Not Australian

19 Australian artists across generations deal with the origins and implications of contemporary Australian nationhood

Close up of hands weaving a spiral out of dried raffia.
On now
Featured exhibition

The Weaving Room

These drop-in workshops celebrate the history and diversity of First Nations weaving traditions in NSW. Hear from Elders and artists about their traditional weaving practices and create your own piece to take home

Museum of Sydney
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Museum of Sydney

Explore the character, cultures and soul of the city

[First Government House, Sydney] / watercolour drawing by John Eyre

First encounters

The Museum of Sydney is built on and around a site that links us to the very beginnings of modern Australia

Three girls trying on a skin in exhibition space.
Onsite

Whose place?

During this thought-provoking and engaging program, students learn that the Museum of Sydney is built over the site of first Government House, from where Arthur Phillip governed the young colony of NSW

Two girls in school uniform making string in exhibition space with other students behind.
Onsite

Garuwanga Gurad (stories that belong to Country)

During this program at Museum of Sydney, on the site of first Government House, students have a unique opportunity to explore links between Indigenous and European histories, cultures and perspectives in the expanding Sydney colony of the 1800

1947 photo showing cars on driving along the Sydney Harbour Bridge
On now
Featured exhibition

Sydney Snapshots

Highlights from a treasure-trove of images taken by the NSW Government Printing Office Photographic Branch